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Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) hero Hogwarts acceptance letter from Chris Columbus' fantasy-adventure film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Despite Uncle Vernon's (Richard Griffiths) best efforts, owl post inundated the Dursley household with letters informing Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) of his acceptance into Hogwarts.
According to the consignor, the letter was donated by Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden (where the movies were made) to a Charity Ball held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London to raise money for children with Leukemia.
It consists of an envelope made from marble-effect paper, with Harry's address printed in green on the front, the Hogwarts crest on the reverse, and the remnants of a red wax Hogwarts seal, which the many entirely printed versions also used in the scene lack; and a letter in green and black ink from Professor McGonagall informing Potter of his acceptance on matching marbled Hogwarts letterhead. The majority of the wax seal is missing, and both pieces are aged by production, but the lot remains in good overall condition.
The envelope is accompanied by a printed letter of donation from Warner Bros.; an additional, loose copy of the hero acceptance letter; and a photocopied front cover of a 2001 edition of USA Weekend featuring Radcliffe opening a similar letter. Dimensions (envelope): 5.25" x 7.25" (13 cm x 18 cm)
Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.